Category Archives: Tips and How-Tos
CAD News for Govies is a new feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector. Continue reading
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is fast changing how both the public and private sector design, build and manage both building and infrastructure projects such as roads and highways. But how can your agency benefit from BIM? What projects can BIM make a difference to? What’s involved in implementation and how can you ensure your agency’s adoption of BIM is a success? Well, our latest eBook, produced in partnership with DLT Solutions, draws on some of the lessons learned from these projects and offers tips, best practices and insights into real-world implementations to help your agency navigate its adoption and management of BIM projects and processes. Continue reading
CAD News for Govies is a new feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector. Here’s the latest round-up: Continue reading
CAD News for Govies is a new feature on Acronym that scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a regular source of CAD and GIS news, information and ideas that impact the public sector.
Here’s the latest round-up, May 1, 2013. Continue reading
Civil 3D contains many engineering tools for roadway design. One of these tools is the Intersection wizard. The wizard walks the user step by step through the intersection design process and parametrically designs three or four way intersections. In addition to intersection design, the wizard defines widening for incoming, outgoing, or both lane types. This article describes the use of the intersection wizard to create a four way intersection that maintains each road’s crown elevation. Continue reading
Many professionals are unaware how to troubleshoot, load, or configure their devices and will turn to their IT department for help. Doing so results in lost time, frustration, and third party assistance. Now there is a simple solution that CAD and GIS users can practice to configure their mobile apps. Continue reading
On Thursday, November 17, Google and “[acronym]’s sponsor, DLT Solutions hosted a live technology seminar at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, CO. The Tech Day highlighted DLT Solutions’ partnership with Google to provide innovative technologies that help government agencies with Enterprise solutions. Google product experts spoke to Federal Civilian and State and Local government employees about how these modern technology solutions allow them to meet the current challenges of their agency. Continue reading
In a recent guest article, Bryan Cowles, an Applications Specialist at IMAGINiT Technologies, observed that while more and more government agencies are moving ahead and incorporating Building Information Modeling (BIM) into their workflows, “…some are yet to be convinced of the benefits that an intelligent model can provide.”
In his article – Teardown or Retrofit: A BIM Evaluation Gives the Answer – Bryan goes on to provide an excellent example of the time and cost savings achieved by retrofitting two existing structures into one larger structure, as opposed to going the demolition route – thanks to a BIM-based feasibility study. A study which also won over a team of doubtful engineers who thought demolition was the best option. Continue reading
By Lynn Allen, Autodesk Technical Evangelist
Showing AutoCAD users the new features in AutoCAD 2012 has been an absolute dream for me. There’s something in it for everybody and it has been a real crowd pleaser! There are new 2D and 3D features – so regardless of how you use the software – you’re sure to find a new tool that will save you some valuable drawing time – let’s take a look!
For those of you who key in commands (and you know who you are) you’ll find the new AutoComplete a welcome addition. You just start typing – and AutoCAD will present you with a myriad of commands and system variables that start with the same characters (a definite time saver). The in-canvas viewport controls allow you to quickly setup a viewport configuration, shift to a different viewing angle, or change your visual style. Continue reading
Live from Today’s Autodesk Virtual Event – Meeting the 2012 Product Line, Peers, and Experts in Virtual Time and Space!
Good day [acronym]! I’m excited to be posting live from the Autodesk Make Your Most Amazing Ideas Happen Virtual Event – from my desk in Herndon, VA. Our good friend, Autodesk Technical Evangelist, Lynn Allen, recently posted about her presentation on AutoCAD 2012.
Right now, I’m exploring all virtual aspects of the event including the exhibit hall, auditorium and industry specific resources. Here is a shot of the main exhibit hall where you can find an Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Plant & Government booth in the upper left hand corner.